Judge Ra'id Juhi Hamadi Al-Sa'edi, former chief investigative judge of the Iraqi High Tribunal, has the perilous distinction of being the man who not only indicted Saddam Hussein but also grilled the former Iraqi president face-to-face in close quarters. As a result, according to Al-Sa'edi, the voluble Saddam put the noose around his own neck, revealing far more than he intended in his stream of invective and rhetoric.

"Anyone who talks a lot will make a mistake," said Al-Sa'edi, now Cornell Law School's first Clarke Middle East Fellow, at his first public lecture, given March 24 in the law school. ... more fromChronicle Online

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